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Vanguard doesn’t bare its finances. Should investors care?

Vanguard Group is a private company that doesn't release detailed financial statements. Some investors ask: How can we know they are solvent against the next financial crisis?

Opinion

The general mess around Pa.’s General Assistance | John Baer

A small humane-aid program aimed at the state's most vulnerable is caught in a web of politics and funding "priorities" threatening its future.
Opinion

The general mess around Pa.’s General Assistance | John Baer

A small humane-aid program aimed at the state's most vulnerable is caught in a web of politics and funding "priorities" threatening its future.

Opinion

Trump’s dictator move is the real emergency — and we handed him the keys | Will Bunch

Trump's alarming unconstitutional power grab has been 75 years in the making.
Opinion

Trump’s dictator move is the real emergency — and we handed him the keys | Will Bunch

Trump's alarming unconstitutional power grab has been 75 years in the making.

Opinion

These Philly-area college students gave up their phones. They discovered an addiction. | Maria Panaritis

A group of St. Joseph's University undergrads ditched their phones for a day. Don't try this at home.
Opinion

These Philly-area college students gave up their phones. They discovered an addiction. | Maria Panaritis

A group of St. Joseph's University undergrads ditched their phones for a day. Don't try this at home.
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To challenge Mayor Kenney, Philly GOP picked this Trump-loving single black mother — and I’m OK with that | Jenice Armstrong

To me, Daphne Jenkins Goggins is like that relative at the Thanksgiving dinner table who spouts outrageous and contrary political views but nonetheless is tolerated because she’s family.

Some neighbors of Jersey’s contaminated Kirkwood Lake say cleaning the shoreline first is a big mistake

People living on and near Kirkwood Lake in Voorhees, have been waiting and working for decades to get this lead- and arsenic-contaminated body of water cleaned up. But some question why plans call for remediating lakeside land first.

Opinion

When noise is the country’s official language, the Postcard Underground cuts through | Helen Ubiñas

Where did they come from? Who were they from? Mysterious postcards make an impact.

Opinion

The 24-hour diner is dead. Long live the 24-hour diner. | Mike Newall

A late-night diner is where secrets are kept, where waitresses call each other family, and where lives are built.

Column

‘This Is Us’ creator on why Randall deserves his (fictional) seat on Philadelphia City Council

“There was an inherent decency and goodness that we kind of crave in our leaders," Dan Fogelman says of Sterling K. Brown's character, who won election despite living in North Jersey.

Opinion

Class warfare driving Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and the rest | Christine Flowers

I don’t begrudge someone for having a larger bank account than I do (unless they came by it dishonestly). Bankrupting some to give to others out of a misplaced sense of entitlement is un-American.

How the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball of the future can be bigger and better

This glitzy affair with Helen Mirren a couple weeks ago was lovely, as far as it went. But this grand building needs an even grander gesture to build community support. One thought: A short series of Philadelphia Orchestra afternoon concerts there.

Opinion

Why Pennsylvania needs to ditch fracking and get a Green New Deal of its own | Will Bunch

Pa.'s governor wants to tax fracking to pay for infrastructure -- when it needs to be banned.

Opinion

My neighbor was a basketball star. Then came ordinary life. | Maria Panaritis

You know what you know about your neighbor, and that seems like more than enough. Until you find out they're a hall-of-famer.

Opinion

Snafu tied up $1,260 hospital check to Air Force vet | Stu Bykofsky

Retired businessman fought for months to get a rebate from a hospital that had overcharged him

Column

New things we don’t need in aviation | Lisa Scottoline

Have you ever once thought, “This airplane window is too thick for my liking?”

Opinion

Will the U.S. betray Afghan women in talks with Taliban? | Trudy Rubin

If U.S. pulls out troops too soon from Afghanistan, and fails to press for rights of women in peace negotiations, their gains in education, work, and human rights will be lost.

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